BR 1856 Restaurant Miniature Buffet

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 1856 Restaurant Miniature Buffet
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Restaurant Miniature Buffet 1856
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Wolverton
Status In use
Number W1856
Livery BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W) Chocolate & Cream
Other numbers E1856, M1856
History
Built 1961
Diagram 99
Lot 30670
Type RMB
TOPS code AN21
Seats 44 standard
1989 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

The BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mk 1 Restaurant Miniature Buffet coach (RMB) was designed to provide quick snacks, being staffed by only one attendant in service. The coach seats 44 passengers at tables, and also has bench seats opposite the serving area. Some examples including 1856 were refurbished during service, the improvements including the installation of fluorescent lighting.

1856 in service and preservation

1856 was built at Wolverton in 1961 to diagram number 99 of lot number 30670. It was fitted with Commonwealth Bogies which enabled running at 100mph, and was also briefly fitted with a payphone while in service.

1856 entered service in February 1962 in BRBritish Rail or British Railways's Eastern region, numbered E1856. The carriage later saw service in the Midland region as M1856 from June 1967, returning to the Eastern region by 1982[1].

1856 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society on 16 November 1989 from Cambridge. It is normally used in Set GWR2, the GWRGreat Western Railway Chocolate and Cream running set, and is now owned by SVR(H).

See also

List of carriages

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey

SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  1. Longworth (2013) p.24.

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